What if you received text messages from your body with your health updates? Alerting you to swipe left or right to take action or seek help.
Aaron Black is the Director of Informatics at the Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI), which is part of the Inova Health Care System in Northern Virginia. At ITMI, Aaron is leading a cross functional team of scientists, doctors and IT professionals to build a world-class data infrastructure for the institute's genomics research and clinical services – and ultimately for the purpose of translating genomics research for medical discoveries and improved patient care. He has helped architect and manage one of the world’s largest databases of biological, clinical and environmental data that has ever been collected on human subjects.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
This was one of the better Tedx Talks I have seen in a while. Implementing data analytics and machine learning into healthcare is what makes healthcare and the field of health informatics so intriguing. While there may be some folks who disagree with adding new technologies into healthcare, I would beg to differ. The use of electronic medical/health records have been evolving and while there is the likelihood of those technologies failing us, it is important to note that computers and other applications can store reams of data. This makes it faster and easier to track down a person's medical history/health rather than searching for folders upon folders of information. Overall these tools not only help in the field of healthcare but also in public health.
Hello Pavithra, I'm actually a Community Health major (senior) at GMU. I did a research paper on EMR vs EHR for my health administration class. After my undergraduate studies I want to pursue an MS in Health Informatics. Are you involved in the field of health informatics by any chance?
I did not see the date of this talk, but, by the time I watched this video this technology was already very much a part of my experience.
I am already subject to data driven, interactive, computer monitored, smart phone communicated, messaging - not unlike what the speaker is describing. It is not just inadequate, it pretty much fails to accurately assess what is actually going on medically. Consequently, it hijacks my day on a regular basis because I have to contact my health care providers and my medical insurance and durable medical equipment providers, etc., to correct the records, and untangle the confusing mess.
This kind of system is only as good as the data that is (or is not) entered by humans (or, inadequately collected by unintelligent machines). Instead of making life simpler, it is putting people out of work, over complicating, and making an effen mess of things, and making life worse. It is also a way for health insurance companies to avoid costs that will reduce their profits.
Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.